Stink bugs in bed [3 ways to get rid of them]

Sam McGilin

Sam McGilin

Hey there, I’m Sam McGilin, the person behind Pallentor. I have worked in the pest control industry for over 15 years. On this site, I share my knowledge so you can enjoy a pest-free home.

I’ve encountered countless homes besieged by pests, but few invaders are as unsettling as stink bugs in bed.

Picture this: you’ve just settled in for a good night’s sleep, only to find one of these tiny intruders sharing your sanctuary.

Don’t worry. I understand your plight.

I’ve helped numerous homeowners reclaim their beds from these pests, and I’m here to guide you through understanding and resolving this disturbing problem.

Stink bugs in bed: 3 ways to get rid of them

Dealing with stink bugs in bed can be unnerving. I understand this, and that’s why I’m sharing these three proven strategies to help you regain your peaceful slumber.

1. Natural methods: using essential oils and diatomaceous earth

Essential oils, such as peppermint and neem, can deter stink bugs naturally. I’ve seen promising results with Bug Soother Spray. Its safe, natural formula will keep your bed stink bug-free.

2. Insecticides: a comprehensive review of safe and effective products

For tougher infestations, insecticides might be necessary. When used correctly, products like Ortho Home Defense Insect Killer are very effective. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the best and safest results.

3. Professional extermination: When to call in the experts

There are times when a professional exterminator is the best solution, especially for severe or recurring infestations. A qualified pest control specialist has access to professional-grade tools and substances that can eradicate stink bugs effectively and safely.

Now that we’ve covered how to get rid of stink bugs in your bed, let’s focus on how to prevent these pesky creatures from getting there in the first place, which we’ll explore in the next section.

Prevention: key strategies to keep stink bugs out of your bed

Knowing how to get rid of stink bugs is half the battle, the other half is preventing them from invading your bed in the first place. I’ve gathered effective prevention strategies that have helped many homeowners keep their beds bug-free.

1. Home repair and maintenance: sealing entry points

Stink bugs often find their way into homes through small cracks and openings. By sealing these entry points around windows, doors, and wall cracks, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of a stink bug invasion.

2. Cleanliness practices: regular cleaning and laundry schedules

Stink bugs, like most pests, are attracted to clutter and dirt. Regularly cleaning your rooms and frequently washing bed linens can deter these unwanted guests.

3. Plant management: what to grow and what not to grow

Certain plants attract stink bugs, while others repel them. For instance, marigolds and chrysanthemums are known to repel stink bugs, while tomatoes and peppers may attract them. Being mindful about what you plant around your home can help keep stink bugs at bay.

While prevention is always better than cure, it’s also essential to understand the impact of stink bugs on your health and overall quality of life, a subject we’ll delve into in the next section.

The impact of stink bugs on your health and quality of life

It’s not just about the discomfort, stink bugs can have a profound effect on your well-being. In this section, we’ll discuss the potential health risks and impacts on your daily life due to stink bug infestations.

1. Potential health risks: are stink bugs dangerous?

Fortunately, stink bugs are not known to bite or transmit diseases. However, their foul odor can cause allergic reactions in some people, including nasal irritation, itchy eyes, or even difficulty breathing.

2. Sleep quality: how stink bugs in bed can disrupt your sleep

Stink bugs crawling around can disrupt your sleep, leading to insomnia and fatigue. A good night’s rest is critical for overall health and well-being, making it essential to manage any stink bug problem promptly.

3. Psychological effects: stress and anxiety from stink bug infestations

Constantly dealing with stink bugs in your bed can lead to increased stress and anxiety. Psychological well-being is a crucial aspect of health that should not be overlooked.

Now that we have examined the impacts of stink bugs, in the concluding section, we will explore ways to embrace a stink bug-free future, reaffirming that a peaceful night’s sleep is within reach.


Stink bugs in bed might seem like a nightmare that won’t end, but I assure you, it’s a problem that can be solved.

With the right knowledge, tools, and strategies, it’s possible to reclaim your peaceful sanctuary. Implementing the methods shared in this guide can help you get rid of these nuisances and prevent future infestations.

Don’t let stink bugs rob you of your well-deserved rest. With a little effort and persistence, you can enjoy a serene, bug-free bedtime.

Remember, a good night’s sleep without any unwelcome guests is not a luxury, but a necessity.